After all the hoopla at the Academy Awards, it’s comforting for this elderly Navy vet that a couple of World War 2 movies about England were on the list of honorees. “Dunkirk” portrays the disaster when British troops had to escape in 1940 to avoid being overrun by victorious Germans after France had surrendered.
The other movie, “Darkest Hour” is about Winston Churchill, wartime prime minister. It covers the same historic moments when many English officials were urging Churchill to negotiate with the Germans to save the British troops from being wiped out at Dunkirk. He refused, ordered the evacuation and the rest is history.
If your travels take you to London, consider visiting a vivid reminder of those historic moments, the underground bunkers that include the Imperial War Rooms. They’re located at Clive Steps at King Charles Street, near St. James Park. For times, descriptions, fees and other info, go to http://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/churchill-war-rooms